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56 Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
+44 1273 476918
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08:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went into bills lewes this evening and I ordered the calamari and it was not rubbery at all and it was the best I have ever had anywhere in the world. The staff actually look happy and the atmosphere was brilliant.

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Thank Nina S
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83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a local car dealer so we gave it a try. The decoration is very nice, a bit of vibe from Jamie's Italian. Service was friendly and fast. The place was crowded even it was 3pm. We had the vegeterian halloumi burger, normal burger and sausages. The chips were really nice, crusty outside and fluffy inside. However, we thought... More 

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Thank SanjiSkywalker
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Lewes for their 5th November celebrations (not to be missed). Few places were still open and we weren't expecting much, just some 'fuel' for the evening. Despite being absolutely packed - 20 min queue to get seated, sharing tables - the staff remained friendly, the service (given the circumstances) amazingly good and the food decent standard. The bootled beer... More 

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Thank c r
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there - try it! It's FANTASTIC! Kiddies, teens, couples, groups, families, coo leagues, elders - no problem, you will love Bills in Lewes! Trust me........!

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Thank Guinnessandchips
Brighton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was told that this was the place to go if a first class breakfast was required....and it is what it is. A plateful of English fayre of the best this dinner has found to date. Staff, service and best of all food to enjoy.

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Thank falmerfortress
guildford
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here with friends recently. Loved the food and drinks and upbeat atmosphere. love the shared tables and casualness about it. It is a great sociable experience and food is amazing

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Thank angie b
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely experience. A little reluctant to go in here but was totally delighted with the atmosphere. Food was great quality at a good price. Staff are more than helpful. Particularly the manager who was on hand. The décor and tables all add to the ambience. Staff so chatty and friendly - definitely worth another visit.

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Thank PInk C
Lewes, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Victims of their own success. I was served the most DISGUSTING breakfast I can recall. Veggie plate involved poached eggs with sweet chili squirted all over them. Basically inedible. And £4 for a few extra bits of toast? The queue was ridiculous and levels of noise pretty distracting. It's like being in a school canteen. Sorry guys we won't be... More 

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Thank Phil S
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with my mum. We decided to opt for the set lunch menu which has a good selection on at a good price. The waitress took our order in good time considering how busy it was. The starters came out and tasted good. I had to ask for cutlery which shouldn't have to happen. The starters were... More 

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Thank Jo J
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted something to eat before visiting Glyndebourne so thought we'd try the original Bill's. The place is done in shabby chic style with reclaimed furniture. The service was ok but the menu could be improved. The menu has a selection of basic dishes. Our food was very greasy which we found very off putting. The portions were generous which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 476918
Description
The mothership! Our Lewes restaurant, opened in 2001, is where the Bill's story began and it continues to be an extremely popular destination for locals and visitors from far and wide, sitting in the heart of this pretty town.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?